Bead Society Orange County

Chi Huynh, founder and creative force of Galatea of San Dimas, CA

Saturday June 23, 2018 - 11AM - Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Chi Huynh is the founder and creative force behind Galatea of San Dimas, California. A painter, poet and humanitarian, Huynh founded the company in 1994. He learned the jewelry trade by apprenticing for his father, Tong Huynh, one of the Vietnam’s most respected jewelers. His father, says Huynh, also taught him the patience, dedication and courage it takes to become a great jeweler.

About the Talking Pearl
Traditional lockets can hold a loved one's picture. But Momento jewelry can hold their voice. Though it looks like a traditional piece of pearl, gemstone or diamond jewelry, every pendant, earring or ring from the Momento Collection is embedded with an NFC chip that remains unseen to the naked eye. Using our Galatea app, a voice message can be recorded and played back whenever Momento touches the enabled NFC mobile phone. Images, texts and web links can also be uploaded and saved for posterity. The Momento Collection is an incredible blend of traditional jewelry and technology, available only from Galatea: Jewelry by Artist. 

Chi Huynh wants everyone to have fun at the talk so he is going to give 20 Carve pearls and 5 Talking Pearls to the some of the luckiest people present on the 23rd of June.


The Bead Society of Orange County provides a beaders paradise for networking, workshops and the exchange of ideas along with opportunities to create, present and sell handmade artisan work. The Bead Society of Orange County is an affiliate of the Bowers Museum and as such, provides monetary support through proceeds from the annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar, the collection of dues and donations.